Mark Evans is the Planning & Governmental Affairs Director for the North Harris County Regional Water Authority. As the Authority’s Planning & Governmental Affairs Director, he assists the General Manager in interfacing with numerous state and local agencies and entities. Mark coordinates the Authority’s Reuse Incentive Program and GIS Program. He also oversees the Authority’s Legislative Program and in coordination and consultation with the Authority’s Legislative Consultant, develops the Program and monitors the Texas Legislature in session and during the interim.
Evans is the Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board’s Region H Water Planning Group. He was appointed as a member of the Region H Water Planning Group at its creation in 1997 and was elected Vice Chairman of the group and served in that capacity until 2009 when he became Chairman. In January 2020, he was appointed to TWDB’s Interregional Planning Council and chaired the Council’s Committee on Planning Water Resources for the State as a Whole. He was reappointed in July of 2o22 to the Planning Council. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Water Conservation Association.
He is a sixth generation Texan and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Sam Houston State University. He began his government service with a 9-year tenure as a Field Appraiser with the Texas General Land Office. Elected as Trinity County Judge in 1995, he served four terms in office and retired as County Judge in 2010. While County Judge, Evans held leadership positions in numerous professional and governmental associations, including President of the County Judges & Commissioners Association of Texas and Chairman of the Forest Counties Payment Committee, an influential Congressional Advisory Committee.